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Funding Opportunities

Our grants for scientists, specialists, policymakers, and community experts fuel new studies and real-world solutions on issues critical to coastal North Carolina. We also support fellowships that train graduate students to become the next-generation of scientists and leaders.

As the population of our state continues to grow and diversify, North Carolina Sea Grant’s relevance increasingly will rely on how well we embody diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and accessibility. As such, we strongly encourage proposals from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and/or from members of traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities, as well as from applicants whose projects and related outreach will benefit underserved and underrepresented communities.

Community Collaborative Research Grants

The CCRG requires the use of a collaborative research approach that couples the knowledge of community stakeholders with academic experts in the field to address priority issues that align with the missions and strategic plans of NC Sea Grant and the NC Water Resources Research Institute.